Jim Roberts

Jim Roberts


Full-time student of the news & long-time follower of the Grateful Dead. Editor-in-Chief, ?Cheddar?. Ex-NYT, Mashable. Listen to the thunder shout.

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*Judge denies bond for Capitol riot suspect Jack Wade Whitton of Locust Grove GA. *Feds say he struck officer w/ metal crutch; dragged another by his helmet. *Told officer: “You’re going to die tonight.” *Judge cites brutality of attacks & lack of remorse.

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*Anthony Alexander Antonio of Naperville IL has been charged in the insurrection. *Clashed with officers, shouting: “You want war? You got war. 1776 all over again.” *Asked cop if body cam was on. Then said, “We will not back down.” *Was in trashed office.

*Jalise &Mark Middleton of North Texas are arrested in the insurrection. *Husband & wife were on front lines of hand-to-hand combat with cops. *”By gosh the patriots got in!” *Trump beanies. *Charges: Assaulting officers; obstructing law-enforcement; etc.

SpaceX Crew-2 reaches orbit, with Elon Musk's company launching 10 astronauts in under a year.

Jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he’s ending hunger strike after 24 days. Says he’s “achieved enough.”

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According to George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, 394 Federal cases have been filed in the insurrection. But judging from the FBI’s photo gallery of suspects, there are FAR more people who haven’t been caught. Including these:

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Coronavirus: Li Wenliang, doctor who alerted public to the outbreak, dies of the disease.

In campaign rally, Trump mocks cancer-stricken John McCain, the infirm George H.W. Bush, the #MeToo  movement and Elizabeth Warren, but praises Vladimir Putin.

For those keeping track, @realDonaldTrump  has scrubbed his Twitter feed of many of the rants he posted yesterday.

CAPITOL RIOT ARREST UPDATE: *Larry Rendell Brock, a Texas man who was photographed in tactical gear on the Senate floor, surrenders to the FBI. *His ex-wife turned him in after seeing photos of riot.

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Washington DC police release photos of suspects in US Capitol siege. (Shouldn't be that difficult to find them....) via @nypost 

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The alt-right shows up in Charlottesville, Va., chanting “Russia is our friend” near statue of Robert E. Lee.

Congressman (and Iraq war vet) Seth Moulton on Trump’s order on refugees: “I am ashamed that he is our president.”

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